Edward J. "Chip" Clancy died Sunday at age 70.
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Former Mayor Edward J. “Chip” Clancy Jr. dies at 70

LYNN — Edward J. "Chip" Clancy Jr., former mayor of Lynn, who also helped forge a family legacy in the city's baseball history, has died.

Clancy, who died Sunday night at Masconomet Healthcare Center in Topsfield after a lengthy illness, would have celebrated his 71st birthday later this month. 

He served as mayor at a tumultuous time in the city, from 2002 through 2009, when the financial situation of the city tightened considerably in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. During his term, his administration close…

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